Eric Van der Kleij, Head of Level39 at Canary Wharf, today launched Day 4 of Fintech Week by announcing a new partnership with a leading New York-based co-working space, The Fueled Collective, which will open a two-way door into the transatlantic market for Fintech start-ups and high growth companies.
Speaking this morning to some of the most influential leaders in the Fintech and financial services sectors, Van der Kleij said:
"During Level39's first year as Europe's leading centre for Fintech innovation, we have learned that our companies have the potential to transform the financial services sector on a global scale. As we enter our second year, we will focus on shining a light on the Fintech sector and better connecting our companies internationally. This gives our Fintech members an important transatlantic gateway through which to expand their businesses into the global financial community, and offers US startups a route into Europe."
The Fueled Collective is a co-working space in Manhattan which has grown into a family of 20 of the most exciting start-ups in New York (fueled.com/collective). Located in the Prince Building in Manhattan's SoHo district, current members include Coinsetter, the venture capital-backed Bitcoin trading platform and Movable Type, a blogging and web content management platform powering the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Sony Pictures others.
Rameet Chawla, founder of The Fueled Collective, said:
"New York and London are two of the world's leading cities for tech startups, and this is just the first step in a partnership that we hope can be an example to other accelerator spaces in the US and UK, and around the world. The digital economy is one of the fastest growing spheres of the market - and we need to nurture this growth to stay ahead of the curve."